Glen Carlou Syrah 2018

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Description

Tasting Notes

“Distinctive blackcurrant and sweet cherry combine with a subtle floral violet fragrance and sundried herbs. Finely grained tannins and a line of fresh natural acidity support a silky textured mouthfeel. Best served between 16–18°C”. Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Food Pairing & Recipes

This rich, yet soft and spicy wine is best complemented with lightly spiced or creamy meat & mushroom dishes, also great with chocolate.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Appellation

Paarl

Varieties

Syrah 100%

Harvest Date

March 2018

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%, R.S 2.7g/l, T.A 6.6g/l, pH 3.34

Vinification

The total crop was fermented half and half, naturally and inoculated. Fermentation was initiated in open top 4 ton tanks. Pump overs and punch downs were undertaken regularly to maximise extraction. The wine was left on skins for 20 days after fermentation was completed.

Ageing

French oak, and a small portion of American oak, was used to barrel age for 16 months—split between 30% new, 40% 2nd and 30% 3rd fill in 225l barriques.

Optimum Drinkability

2018 to 2024

Enjoy With

The Syrah works particularly well with roasted pork belly and richly braised meats

Winemaker’s Note

Powerful combination of sweet cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant fruit combined with the clear yet subtle fragrance of dried peaches and star anise. Finely grained tannins support a full-bodied delicate Syrah, which unquestionably is the best of recent vintages

Syrah 2017

  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019 – Gold, 94 points
  • Platter Guide 2020 – 4 stars

Syrah 2015

  • Platter Guide 2019 – 3.5 stars

Syrah 2010

  • Platter Guide 2014 – 3.5 stars
  • Platter Guide 2015 – 3.5 stars
  • Platter Guide 2017 – 3.5 stars

Syrah 2007

  • John Platter Guide 2011 – 4 stars
  • Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

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